Our Mission, Doctrine & Leadership

Our mission is to “equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” Ephesians 4:12-13. Our vision is to create a tight-knit community that grows in the Truth of the Word of God and reaches out with God’s love to our community and region. 

What we believe:

Please download our full doctrinal statement.

Pastor Robert Wake, Jr., Senior Pastor

Bro. Robert has been privileged to be the Senior Pastor of Risco FBC since March of 2013. Having been called to the ministry as a teenager, Bro. Robert has a passion to faithfully teach and preach the entire Truth of Scripture and see the church grow in the image of Christ. His heart is to discover the needs of the community and do whatever it takes to show the love of Christ to those in need. He and his wife Miranda have four children: Carter, Gracie, Sawyer and Dixon. Bro. Robert currently has a B.S. in Business Administration,  an M.B.A, and is pursuing a M.Div. from Luther Rice College and Seminary. 

Steve and Debbie Lancaster, Youth Directors

Steve and Debbie Lancaster have faithfully served as youth directors since September of 2015. They are devoted to teaching our students week after week the depths of God’s Word. Steve and Debbie are also committed to building relationships with our students through fellowships, outings, community outreach, and personal discipleship. Through their leadership, our youth group has grown consistently and many of our students have come to Christ through salvation. Steve also serves in our church as a Deacon and Debbie serves as our church Clerk.  


Allen Ward, Worship & Music Minister

Allen Ward has served Risco FBC as the Worship and Music Minister since 1976. Through leading our worship services with a balance of traditional and contemporary music, he has provided opportunities for all individuals to worship the Lord. Allen has also led our church in Easter and Christmas cantatas and leads our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. His wife Marie serves our church through regularly teaching and playing the piano. 

Angie Miller, Church Treasurer

Angie has faithfully served as our church treasurer since 2008. Without her, we would be in a mess! She is also the leader of our Wednesday night Pioneer’s class and serves as one of our church pianists. Her husband Robert serves as a Deacon in our church and their children are a vital part of our Children’s and Youth Ministries. 

 Tom Pearson, Sunday School Director

Our Sunday School Department is a vital part of our discipleship process. Tom has served faithfully as our Sunday School Director to ensure that our classes are learning and growing in Christ. His wife Marsha serves as our Children’s Ministries Director.